Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

A comprehensive evaluation report from a physician, psychiatrist, clinical psychologist, neurologist, or neuropsychologist, including:

  1. Clear statement of presenting problem; diagnostic interview
  2. Evidence of early and current impairment in at least two different environments (comprehensive history)
  3. Alternative explanations and diagnoses are ruled out
  4. Relevant test data with standard scores are provided to support conclusions, including at least: (a) WAIS-R; (b) Woodcock-Johnson Psychoeducational Battery-Revised, including Written Language; (c) Behavioral Assessment Instruments for ADD/ADHD normed on adults
  5. Clearly stated diagnosis of ADD or ADHD based upon DSM-IV criteria
  6. Defined levels of functioning and any limitations supported by evaluation data
  7. Current report (within 3 years of enrollment date), dated and signed

NOTE: High School IEP, 504 Plan, and/or a letter from a physician or other professional will not be sufficient to document ADD or ADHD. Medication cannot be used to imply a diagnosis.